And now our thoughts turn to the coming year, shall we prepare to dispel some darkness with the Light of the World?
I sense some excitement building — !
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2 Corinthians 5:1 For we know that if the tent, our earthly home, is torn down, we have a building from God—a home not made with human hands, eternal in the heavens. source
Not my home of brick and mortar but my dwelling of flesh and bone and blood. When this home in which I reside begins to need repair, when it requires more and more maintenance let me not despair for I have a home built by GOD waiting for me. That’s a happy for me.
8 We are confident, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and at home with the Lord.
Maintenance and repair and spiritual maturity – for Paul I think spiritual maturity the more. I think he loved JESUS so much he ached to go home to that building GOD had prepared for him.
9 So whether at home or absent, we make it our aim to be pleasing to Him.
Ah alas! the reason for Paul’s maturity! He aimed to please Yeshua!
Oh to be that mature! May I get there before I leave here. 🙂